Plans Examiner – City of Coquitlam (Coquitlam, BC)

Plans Examiner

Regular Full Time (2 positions)

Merge your building and construction knowledge with customer service!

One of BC’s Top Employers, the City of Coquitlam is the sixth largest city in BC, home to more than 150,000 residents. Our municipality continues to grow through innovative urban design, inspiring arts, culture and recreation programs, and state-of-the-art transportation systems. Our brand is built on managing our resources in a responsible and sustainable manner, while supporting a vibrant, growing regional urban centre.

As a member of the Building Permits Division Team, combining technical and clerical work, you will examine plans and permit applications relating to single family and small multi-family dwellings for compliance with the BC Building Code and by-laws. Using a considerable degree of independent judgment, you will:

  • Discuss plans, projects and nonconformance issues with applicants;
  • Interpret/explain codes and clarify problem areas;
  • Make recommendations for revised plans;
  • Coordinate and process building permit applications.

Along with education from an Institute of Technology with a certificate (and, preferably, a diploma) in Building Technology plus considerable related experience in the building construction methods, architectural/engineering field, and preferably some experience in a municipal office, you also have:

  • Sounds knowledge of BC Building Codes, building and zoning bylaws
  • Interpretation and application of BC Building Code, Bylaws, and regulations
  • BOABC Level 1 certification is preferred

Experience with AMANDA would be considered an asset.  You will possess excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills as well as exceptional customer service.  An equivalent combination of training and experience will also be considered.

A CUPE hourly rate of $31.60 to $37.18, with a comprehensive benefits package is offered.  Applicants under consideration will be required to undergo a police security clearance evaluation and will be required to possess a valid Driver’s License.

Please apply online at by 11:55 pm on December 11, 2020.

The City of Coquitlam is an Equal Opportunity Employer
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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